Windows 10: Unable to set Photoscape as Default Photo Viewer Solved

  1.    09 Jan 2017 #1

    Unable to set Photoscape as Default Photo Viewer


    Photoscape is an app that is functioning normally.
    I want to make it my Default Photo Viewer.
    When I go to Settings/Default Apps it is not on the list
    On one attempt to set, it stated that Photoscape was "unavailable" (not sure where that occurred)
    I have tried a number of paths for default apps in Tutorial section without success
    Suggestions for how to get around this barrier?
    Thank You
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       09 Jan 2017 #2

    I'd look in Control Panel, Default Programs, more choices.
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  3.    09 Jan 2017 #3

    I understand Photoscape to be a desktop program - not a universal app. It's not recommended for Win 10- see below.

    It is not listed in
    Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs\Set Default Programs

    You could associate individual file types thus:
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    - or via Open With and browse to Photoscape.

    It seems it does not register itself as being able to handle the relevant file types.

    A quick impression suggests it's a bit out of date.

    indeed- you are directed to use Photoscape X (not free) for Win 10, not Photoscape v3.7.
    PhotoScape X for Mac and Windows 10: Free Photo Editor
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  4.    26 Apr 2017 #4

    I had the same problem with Photoscape with my new Acer E5-575G-728Q. The solution was to download the latest version of Photoscape X Pro (which I was able to do as a free trial). You will have to purchase if you want to unlock all the features. Windows 10 will recognize it as a photo editor and allow you to choose it as the default app.
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  5.    26 Apr 2017 #5

    P.S. Photoscape X Pro is available in the Windows App Store.
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  6.    26 Apr 2017 #6

    Try Apps and Features > Allow Apps from Anywhere. Should I think let you set as the default then.
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  7.    26 Apr 2017 #7

    My Acer running Windows 10 Home does not offer that option. It does show both PhotoScape and PhotoScape X Pro via that method but PhotoScape is marked "unavailable" while PhotoScape X Pros is available. Maybe the "Apps from anywhere" option is a Windows Professional feature?

    My Asus T300 also has Windows 10 home and I was able to set up PhotoScape some time back without a problem. Now it too lists PhotoScape as "unavailable." I suspect this is a result of some update. PhotoScape still works though, probably because it was set up before the update.
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  8.    26 Apr 2017 #8

    mbhnm said: View Post
    Maybe the "Apps from anywhere" option is a Windows Professional feature?
    It's on Home as well as Pro.

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